The sun begins to set on the Missouri River floodwaters west of Hamburg, Iowa, on Sunday.

The Missouri River at Rulo, Nebraska, set a record for high water Wednesday and has started to drop.

The National Weather Service said the river had reached 28.12 feet on Wednesday. That is above the record of 27.3 feet set June 27, 2011. 

At 7 a.m. Thursday, the river depth at Rulo was 27.81 feet. The river isn't expected to fall below 17-foot flood stage until sometime in April, according to the weather service forecast. 

North of Rulo, the city of Brownville reported a Missouri River depth of 42.23 feet at 6:15 a.m. That's nearly 8 feet above flood stage. The river isn't expected to return to its banks until sometime next month. 

At Omaha, the Missouri River had fallen to 32.18 feet as of 6:15 a.m. The weather service expects it fall below the 29-foot flood stage by Saturday night. 

Plattsmouth, where flood stage is 26 feet, showed a depth of 34.25 Thursday morning. Blair reported 28.87 feet, just over 2 feet above flood stage.